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Denver, Col., September II
Fair tonight and Thursday.
WE GET THE NEWS FIRST"
ALBUQUERQUE. NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 11, 1907.
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ALL EYES FOR THE GAME
DEFAULTER RUNYAN IS FIVE CARMEN INJURED
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No. 4 5. 50 p. m.
No. 7 10.55 P m
No. 8 6.40 p. m.
No. 9 11.45 p. m.
Young Mechanic Tells of His
Expenses. Income and
Savings on $3
HE DOES iTsiT
BUI STILL SAVES
Has No Bad Habits. However, and
.No, "Steady Girl" at This Time.
Will Double Income
In order to determine what It costs
the average unmarried working man
of steady habits to live, a Citizen re
porter Interviewed a young mechanic
who la steadily employed In this city.
This young mechanic, whom we
will call Hill, at the present time Is
making Just $3 a day. which Is below
the average wage of skilled mechanics
In this city as bricklayers get $6 a
day, plasterers $5.50 a day, carpen
ters, $4 a day, paper hangers and
house painters $3.75 and so on. When
questioned as to his expenses Hill
was already prepared to give an item
ized account of his expenditures, hav
ing Just gone over his accounts by
reason of the Interest he took in The
Citizen's series of articles on the cost
of living. Hill Is an electric lineman
and earns S3 a day.
$915 Per Year.
If Bill works every working day In
the year he earns $915, but few me
chanics get In a full year's work and
last year Hill was laid oft sixteen
days. Seven of these days were holi
days. Thanksgiving. Christmas New
Year, Washington's Birthday, Mem
orial day, Fourth of July and Labor
Day, and this meant a deduction of
$48 from his yearly Income for me
chanics are not paid for one hour
In which they do not work. Accord
ing to Bill's figures, he had a surplus
for the year of Just $113. but this
does not represent all his savings for
he pays premium amounting to $64
a year on two endowment Insurance
policies, which Is an Investment
which will yield him . considerably
more than he put Into it at the ex
piration of the twenty year term.
When asked for an account of his
dally expenses Bill objected and said
he never figured: his exepenses by the
day, but could give a pretty fair es
timate of a week's expense. Though
he Is paid by the month he Is one of
the sort who always has money In his
pocket and pays cash for everything
he buys. In the first placo he pays $5
a week for board In a private board
ing house and $2.50 for a room In
another place. Laundry costs him
on an average of 50 cents a week,
cigars, 65 cents, chewing tobacco 20
cents, smoking tobacco. 20 cents.
lodge fees, 10 cents, labor union fees
35 cents, Insurance $1.80: clothing
$1.35 and Incidentals $2. When asked
what he Included In the item Inci
dentals, he said, car fare, tickets to
ball games, shows, occasional drinks
and "other things."
This year Hill has taken no vaca
tion except the days he had to lay off,
neither has it been necessary for him
to spend one cent on doctor's fees.
He is a man who believes In enjoy
ing life In a modest way, but says he
has no uw for "the guy who slops
over." Taking It all In all he Is per
haps as good an average example of
the steady young working man as
could be found. He likes to wear
good clothes when not working and
enjoys the ball games and theaters.
It so happens at the present time he
has no "steady girl or his expense
account might have a different story
The working outfit of a lineman
consists of a pair of pliers. which
cost $2.25; connector?. $1.50; screw
driver, 60 cents; safety strap, $1.50;
belt. $1.50. climbing hooks $3. Four
suits of overalls, costing $2 a suit
are used a year as the work Is ex
ceptionally hard on clothing. Hill
during the last year spent nothing
for tools us he already was provided
with his outfit.
Hill says he can keep looking re
spectable his usual appearance
amply bears out this statement by
gelting two new suits of clothes a
vear. one a summer suit for which
he snends In the neighborhood of
$18 and a winter stilt for which he
pays about $24. Being of average
build he can get ready made clothing
which his and Is good looking ana
comfortable. Two new suits of
heavy underwear, which cost him $2
a suit and three suits of summer un
derwear, costing a dollar a suit, to
gether with garments already on
hand, do him the year. He usually
buys three or four neckties a year
and six new pairs of socks at 25
cents a pair are sufficient for his
needs. This year he bought two
hats, i s..ft felt for $4 anil a straw
for $3.r.n. Hill shaves himself, and
thus saes iUile an item, but he gets
a hair tit about once a month. In
nil his average weekly expense Is
$14.rK. $7.50 i.f mis goes for board
and room; $2.2'l for insurance, lodge
and labor union fees and the re
ma'nrler for all other expenses and
incidentals. This Is not extravagant
i!i-g, but when asked why he did
lot mirrv. Hill almost fainted.
W'lifii Hell Many.
"If I was making Just double what
I am now earning I might think the
mutter over, hut now not for mine.
I'd like mighty well t sit opposite a
nice white apron every evening at
supper, bu' ihe lady is a luxury I
think of only In my dreams."
"H it two can live as cheaply as
(Continued ou I'uge lour.)
Proposes to Make Necessary
Reforms For Benefit ot
Islands and Their
FRUIT ROTTING ON
Lack of Transportation Prevents
This Country From Receiving
Large Supplies of Produce
From That Part
Washington, D. C Sept. 11. The
visit of Secretary Straus to the Pa
cific coaM, including the Hawaiian
Islands, has been a most enjoyable
one, and Is likely to lead to practi
cal results. A firm believer In the
Idea that the vast Interests entrust
ed to his safekeeping could not be
entirely administered from his desk
In Washington, the secretary determ
ined to make a personal Inspection of
the workings of the department away
from the capital, and to become per
sonally acquainted with the various
ollicials having supervision. He ac
cordingly planned a trip along the
Canadian border tp Vancouver, and
thence south through Seattle and
Portland to San Francisco, with
Honolulu as the ultimate destination.
He returned to Washington today,
and talked freely about his exper
iences, especially those In the Ha
waiian Islands. In his report to the
president he stated that when he ar
rived at Honolulu the islanders were
out In force to greet him and his
party. They were taken to the hotel
In automobiles, the route being line
ed on Iboth sides by the people, who
were enthustiastlc in their demon
strations. The presence of Repre
sentative and Mrs. Nicholas Long-
worth added to the warmth of the
demonstration. At the hotel delega
tions from the board of trade, mer
chants' exchange, Chinese, Japanese
and other societies greeted the secre
tary, extended invitations to dinners
and made requests for speeches.
Addrcttscs ut Honolulu.
Secretary Straus made several no-
taible addresses while at Honolulu
one at a banquet given in his honor
by Mr. Hatch, and at a dinner given
by the Honolulu chamber of com
merce, the policy of the government
in relation to the Islands was touch
ed upon. On the latter occasion one
of the largest and most representa
tive bodies of business men ever
gathered In 'Honolulu assembled to
present the commercial needs of the
L. A. Thurston, speaking In behalf
of the merchants and planters, de
scribed certain commercial dlsadvan
tages resulting from annexation, lay.
lng particular stress upon the neces
sity for a modification of the coast
wise shipping laws applying to the
Islands, which penalize the carrying
01 passengers and freight between
the territory and the mainland of the
United States in other than Ameri
1 Vult Hot on Wharves.
Owing to the Infreauencv with
which vessels of that description stop
hi rionoiuiu, air. Thurston declared
that large quantities of fruit rot upon
the wharves while awaiting shipment,
and that the same lack of transpor
tation facilities acts as a Deculiar
hardship upon residents of the terri
tory who were often obliged, as a
result of Illness or pressing financial
matters, to leave for the United
States on a vessel of foreign registry
and thereby incur the line of $2U0
wntcn our navigation laws Imoose.
Keplylng to this address Secretary
Straus assured the islanders that he
would endeavor to have existing
grievances remedied, and concluded
his address by saying:
"I have knowledge and experience
of the fact that one of the irrea test
shortcomings in the way of the pro
gress or me islands is that there is
not sutlicient communication between
them and the mainland. This you
must nave, ana you ought to have
and speaking individually and offi
cially, I promise you that I shall do
everything within my power to assist
m getting tne shipping facil ties that
you need. I have seen much of the
world. I am familiar with those
places which are the favored lands
ior tourists, and my eight (lavs' stay
here has convinced me that there Is
no land on the face of the earth, con
sidering climate and liotoitatlon flurl
considering beauty and attractiveness
of scenery and charms of hospitality,
which offers so much to the tourist,
either In health or pleasure, as this
Eden of the Pacific."
Unfortunately the limited time at
his disposal prevented the secretary
from visiting the various Islands of
the Hawaiian group, but his party
were afforded opportunity of seeing
all that there is in Oahu. the island
upon which Honolulu Is situated.
A Hourly xlstc-l.
When the secretary left Honolulu
a large crowd was assembled on the
dock to witness the departure. Sec
retary Straus stood on the deck of
Ihe steamer decked with wreaths of
Mowers, the last token of friendship
bestowed by the warm-hearted Is
landers, who cheered vociferously as
the steamer moved from the harbor.
The last sound that reached the
steamer from the shore was "Aloha
I'ui," the Hawaiian farewell gi.it
Ing and expression of regard and t.--teem.
.Murder fuse See.
Chicago. III.. Sept. 11. The trial of
Frank J. Constantine for the murder
of Mrs. Louise Oentry was set today
for Monday next.
EXPLOSION OF METEOR
SHOOK HOUSES IN
Engines Shaken on Tracks
As Monster Passed
TWO LOUD THUNDER
CLAPS WERE HEARD
Santa Rosa. X. M., Sept. 11. At
about 3:30 Monday afternoon what
must have ibeen an Immense meteor
passed over Santa Kosa in a north
easterly direction. i
Shortly after It passed, some say
one minute, some two and some ten,
two terrific explosions, followed by a
rumbling noise, shook the earth like
The First National bank building,
and school house and the Mott hotel,
all large stone and brick buildings,
were shaken until their occupants
thought they would fall.
Shook I Inline.
The engineers of the switch engines
in the yards of the Hock Island said
their engines felt like they were leav
ing the rails.
At lsoa Aanos, a station on the
Hock Island, nine miles northeast of
Santa Rosa, the meteor was seen by
The clearest description at that
point was glvon 'by Harry Miner and
wife, who were driving in a buggy
a few hundred yards south of the
To them It appeared to pass In
front of them a bright streak imme
diately followed by a white light and
a milky and smoky appearance in
Mr. Miner says he drove some dis
tance before the two awful explo
This would indlcnte that the me
teor traveled a number ot miles fur
ther before exploding.
Kxploclecl Nour Town.
Of the many who witnessed a part
of the flight of the monster meteor
in Santa Rosa perhaps none saw
more of It than Helen Burnett. She
says: "I saw a bright streak in the
sky go from overhead straight to
the east. Then where the streak was
the sky filled with milk. Then it
thundered awfully, twice."
Workmen about the roundhouse
here spoke of the milky appearances
of the sky after the meteor passed.
The place where the meteor fell
could not have been narer than 25
miles of Santa Rosa, and as the Jar
of the explosion was like an earth
quake here the meteor must have
been of stupendous size.
Meteor Sirn in Albuquerque.
This meteor Is believed to be the
same one that was seen by a number
of people at and near Albuquerque,
who supposed it fell near the south
eastern end of the Sandla mountains.
The hour Is the same and indica
tions point to the Santa Rosa meteor
as the one In question.
LOST EARTHQUAKE IS
New York. Sept. 11. The earth
quake reported to hav) occurred in
the Aleutian Islands on Sept. 1 and
2. news of which reached Seittle
through an officer o' the revenue
cutter Rush. Is be'l3V3d to be the
"lost earhq'j-'i" recorded early in
the month ty the S"inir,g .p hs In
Washington, E.igland, and at Ottawa.
JAPAN' NOT F.XCITKH
(Vi:il V.Wt'OUVFIt IlIOT.
Toklo, Japan, ept. 11. The pub
lication of extended accounts of the
trouble at Vancouver. U. C. has not
developed any further criticism by
the press. The public accepts ths
outbreak as the action of irresponsi
ble;, who must 'be banished.
MAIL ROBBER BELIEVED
10 BE SANTA EE
Officers at Las Vegas Know
Man Who Got $3,500
HE PROBABLY ROBBED
RATON POUCH ALSO
Las Vegas, Sept. 11. In spite of
the fact that every effort has been
made to keep the details of the mall
robbery In Las Vegas from the pub
lic, it was learned this morning that
two railroad employes are under sus
picion and It is expected that their
arrests will follow at any moment.
The men who are thought, by the
detective working on the case, to be
guilty of the robbery are said to be
iboomers," having worked on this
division but a short time.
These men have been under sur
veillance, but up to last night no
positive evidence had been secured
agalst tem.h However, the officers in
the employ of the Santa Fe are con
vinced that they are correct in their
deductions and are only 'waiting for
an opportunity to catch one of the
men with some of the stolen letters
in his possession.
Postmaster Rlood. when seen to
day, had nothing to say about the
rubbery. He believed the men would
be caught, he said, but would not
Indicate who the suspects were.
Other KITorts to Steal Mail.
It is understood that other at
tempts have een made in this city
recently to steal mall sacks, and a
careful watch Is kept on all suspici
ous looking loiterers around the pas
All the banks In this and nearby
cities have bee notified not to honor
any of the drafts that were stolen
from the pouch and the postmasters
all over the country are on the look
out for the stolen money orders, and
should any of them be presented for
payment the arrest of the person who
presents them will follow.
The amount stolen from the mall
sack on August 15 is said to be much
larger than at first reported and
when all the letters are accounted
for will probably total $3,500.
There is now little doubt that the
Raton and Las Vegas robberies were
committed 'by the same persons and
It Is said that the detectives who are
working on the case have discovered
evidence that fully establishes that
KILLED HIS COUSIN
IN CHICKEN HOUSE
Trinidad, Colo., Sept. 11 While
driving a supposed chicken thief
from his home in Starkville, near
here, lust night, Antone Solo, an
Italian miner, used a pick handle,
striking the man over the head sev
eral times and inflicting Injuries
which caused his death. When the
body was examined by Solo after tha
fight, he found that the man was hi
cousin, Haldo Solo.
A number of attempts at robbery
at Antone Solo's place had causel
him to complain to the police, who
captured lluldo Solo there one nlrfhi,
last week, but Antone refused to oe
lieve his cousin guilty until he found
that the man he ha 1 beaten in hli
chicken house was 1'ildo. Anton
gate himself up but will probabl
nut be hold.
NEW MINISTER FROM
.Ml. ItAi l.V JAPAN'.
Toldo, Japan, Sept. 11 Mr. Pa
checo, now minister from Mexico to
Japan, presented his credentials to
day to the emperor, who granted him
an audience at which the empresi
GREAT ENCAMPMENT IS
ON TODAY AT
Governor Hughes Guest of
Honor With Grand
Saratoga, N. Y.. Sept. 11. Martial
music, the old time tunes to which
ths soldiers of the civil war marched
in many campaigns, awakened Sara
toga early today, this being the day
of the parade of the veterans attend
ing the annual encampment of the
Urand Army of the Republic. It Is
expected that 15,000 paraders would
be in line when thV parade starts
It Is scheduled at two o'clock this
afternoon, but It will probably be
later before a start Is made. The
town is beatlfully decorated for the
Itlg Ttnifl Today.
The day's program began with a
reception at Congress hall, the New
York state headquarters, In hoor of
Governor Hughes. At 12:30 lunch
eon was served by the department of
New York to the governor, Commander-in-Chief
Robert IS. Brown
and his staff, the past national offi
cers, the department commanders
and other distinguished guests.
Meanwhile there have been reunions
of the various organizations.
The real business of the conven
tion will 'begin tomorrow with the
annual address of th- retiring Com
mander lirown reports of officers
and committees. and possibly the
election of officers. The latter, how
ever, may be postponed until Fri
day. The place of the next encamp
ment Is still In doubt p'-o'oably lying
between Topeka, Kans'is, anl Toledo,
Late Candidate Believes Cor
poration Campaign Gifts
Are Not Right.
New York, Sept. 11. A statement
attributed to Judge Alton H. Parker,
late democratic candidate for presi
dent, in published 111 the World to
day regarding the recent newspaper
exposures of the campaign fund at
the last national election. Judge Par
ker in effect says that no fair minded
and Intelligent man can doubt the
accuracy of his charge near the dose
of his campaign in 1904.
II- advocates Imprisonment as a
punishment for corporation cam
paign gifts and says that t-ingre
should have performed tha service
the newspapers are now attomptjirfj
Toward the close of hla campaign.
Parker charged the corp ; aiiom
were putting up big sums to insure
his defeat. When President Ito isi
velt began the campaign that has un
covered the present known condition
of affairs, Parker gave his unquali
fied assent t5" the presld ."it's work.
IT'S DOMINION OF
NEW ZEALAND" Wl
London, Sept. 11. A royal pr ru
ination has been Issued by which
New Zealand Is advanced from the
position of "colony," and will here
after be known as the "Dominion ot
New Zealand," sharing with Camd.i
this coveted title.
Confessed Embezzler Given
Long Term in Sing Sing
Penitentiary by New
PART OF MONEY
Woman In Case Refuses to Give
Up Cash Ex Paying Teller Cave
Her-One of the Boldest
Crimes In Banking
New York. Sept. 11. Chester B.
Runyan. paying teller of the Wind
sor Trust Co., who confessed to
stealing $100,000 of the company's
funds, was sentenced today by Judge
Whitman in the court of general ses
sions to serve seven years In Sing
Runyan's crime was one of the
boldest in the history of the banking
business in this city. One day about
two months ago, he walked out of
the office of the Windsor Trust Co.,
of which he was a trusted teller, re
marking that he was going out of
town over Sunday. Nothing was
thought of his trip at the time, as
he bade good-bye to all his asso
ciates as usual.
He carried a small suit case and
on Monday morning when the bank
officials went to yie vaults, they dis
covered that Runyan had loaded his
suit case with about $100,000 of the
Remained In New York.
Inquiry at his home demonstrated
the fact that he had not spent Sun
day there, and his wife, an Invalid,
declared her belief that he had not
left the city.
Later a woman reported to the
police that Runyan was In her rooms
and his arrest Immediately followed.
He had given the woman about $15,
000 to keep him safe, but he had
become so angry over small affairs
that she feared he v8 insane and
gave him ur She la also to be tried
for complicity in the crime.
l'nrt of Money Ilertorcd.
Part of the money which Runyan
stole was restored by the police to
the bank, but the woman In the case
held on to all she got. Runyan says
he gave her $50,000, but she denies
this. About that amount Is still miss
ing, however. Runyan denies that he
secreted any of the money. His de
fense was very weak, there being
practically no extenuating circum
stances. Wlfo tinvo Vp All.
His wife, as soon as she learned of
his peculations, gave up all she had
that belonged in any maner to him,
In order to fave the bank from so
great a loss.
She Is now residing with relatives
and despite the shock which she suf
fered when she learned of his em
bezzlement, she is now regaining her
Hp Lived Too Fnst.
Runyan was In the habit, accord
ing to his friends, of playing the
races and otherwise disposing of his
money at a rapid rate. He had tak
en small amounts of bank funds at
various times, but always replaced
them before their loss was discover
ed. He thought out the plan to rob
the bank of a large amount, he
claims, Just before leaving the last
time. He picked up the suit case
when the Idea struck him that he
might as well fill it with cash and
live easy thereafter.
PLANT PKSTROY Kl.
Philadelphia. Pa., Sept. 11. The
large plant of the Cudahy Packing
company In this city was destroyed
by fire today. The loss is about
$200,000. Reef weighing 25,000
pounds was destroyed. The fire Is
believed to have been caused by a
spark from a passing engine.
NEW OCEAN SPEED
Vessel Will Undoubtedly
Eclipse All Fast Time
Cape Race. N. F., Sept. 11. The
Cuuard line steamer Lusitanla. whose
maiden voyage across the Atlantic Is
expected to eclipse all records, came
in touch with the American conti
nent through the wireless telegraph
early today. At 6:20 this morning a
message was received trom the
steamer saying that the vessel was
211 j miles southeast of Cape Rac.
The Indicated position of the lAeauier
Is about 1,123 miles from Sand
Hook, so that If she can maintain
her rale of 25 knots an hour with
which she Is credited, she will reach
the entrance of New York harbor
about 1 a. in. Friday, which would
make the time of her voyage about
4 days and IS hours, over thirteen
hours better than the record between
(jueenstown and New York of live
days, 7 hours and 23 minutes, held
by the Cunarder, Lucunla. Such
time will also beat the record now-
held by the Hamburg-American (
Union Pickets Threw Bricks
at Wrecking Crew. Pre
cipitating a General
President of United Railroads De
clares That There Is No Truth
in Report That He Aided
in Causing the
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 11. A
serious riot took place early this
morning at Twenty-fourth and Utah
streets. A number of carmen, while
running a car of the United Rail
roads into a barn, were attacked.
During the fight five carmen were
wounded, one of them probably fa
tally. Cannon Were Sltot.
The trouble occurred when the
wrecking car of the United Railroads,
on which were about 16 men, was
approaching the car barn corner at
Utah and 24th streets. As the car
was passing a tent occupied by un
ion pickets, stones were thrown at It
and shots fired by some ot the car
men but no one was hit.
The car continued on Its way to
the barn where a crowd assembled.
Three policemen appeared on the
scene and ordered the men not to
shoot. It Is said that this command
was disregarded, whereupon the po
lice used their revolvers, five of tha
carmen being wounded.
Tha union pickets occupying the
tent where the disturbance began,
say that they were informed that the
wrecking crew was going to attack
them at about the time the car ap
proached. Calhoun Bays It's False.
The following statement by Pat
rick Calhoun, president of the United
Railroads, was Issued last night:'
"The statement published in an
evening newspaper that I am respon
sible for the strike of the carmen is,
of course, false. The facts are so
well known as scarcely to need re
iteration; but, In order to prevent
willful and deliberate misrepresenta
tion from misleading any one, I call
attention to this single fact:
"The United Railroads made a
positive and unconditional offer to,
enter Into a contract with the Car
men's union and to pay for the en
suing year the 'high rate of wages fix
ed by the arbitration board. This
offer the Carmen's union declined
and Insisted upon its demand of a
$3 flat wage for an eight-hour day.
"The statement made by Isldor Ja
cobs to an evening paper that he
knew that I held a secret meeting
with ex-Mayor Sohmlts and James H.
Rowling. Becretary-treasurer of the
Carmen's union, Is equally false. Ex
cept for a disinclination to use ep
ithets, I sould characterize this state
ment by a shorter and stronger word.
"The fact is that I had no meet
ing, secret or otherwise, with Mr.
Howling, either alone or in conjunc
tion with Mayor Schmltz, either be
fore the strike or since. 1 have not
even spoken to him during my pres
ent stay In San Francisco.
"The animus of the evening organ
of the so-called graft prosecution Is
apparent. The cases against the
otllcials of the United Railroads are
set for trial for next week, and,
therefore, with characteristic men
dacity, this organ seeks now to in
flame public prejudice against us."
Clayton, N. M., Sept. 11. Benja
min Millsup. the stockman who killed
Robert Steele, a gamfbler of this city,
yesterday morning, is still under ar
rest but ho will be given a prelimi
nary hearing at once and It Is be
lieved that he will be admitted to
Monday night Millsap won $500
from Steele, and the latter, though
a professional gambler, proved a
hard loser. Yesterday morning Steele
saw Millsap coining down the street
with one of the most prominent
young women of the city. He is re
ported to have said to friends: "He
won my money, but I will get even
with him 'by bawling him. out Ut
front of his lady friends."
He then accosted Millsap. saying:
"Come through with that money
you won from me while gambling last
Millsap whipped out a six-shooter
and emptied it into Steele's body. Re
loading he fired three more bullet
into him before the bystander dis
armed him. Anyone of ihe nine bul
lets would have killed S'eele. Millsap
was arrested, but sympathy i.- witn
him in the shooting.
GRAIN RATE WAR
Ifl CHICAGO ENDED
Chicago. III.. Sept. 11. A treaty
of peace has been declared between
the Chicago board of trade and the
allied elevator interests, ending the
war, which for several months has
been a disturbing element In the
grain trade. The owners of the ele
vators, It is said, have acceded to the
demands of the exchange as to the
conduct of the business.